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Athletes and Tooth Decay: The Surprising Connection

Studies find that, on average, despite taking care of their physical health, many athletes have more tooth decay than their peers. Athletes are known for taking excellent care of their bodies so they can perform at the top of their game. However, a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that of 278 […]

What Is an Impacted Tooth?

Many children and teens are diagnosed with this common dental condition. You may have heard people say they had an impacted tooth when they were younger. But what does that mean?   What Is an Impacted Tooth?   An impacted tooth is any tooth (not just wisdom teeth) that hasn’t erupted (come in) where it […]

What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them?

Let’s face it. None of us planned for 2020 to go quite this way. COVID-19 disruptions are reverberating across the globe on every level. From stock markets to our favorite Thai restaurant, life’s different for now. Many elective dental and medical procedures are on hold as the healthcare system scrambles to keep up.  In most […]

Raise Your Dental IQ: 10 Tidbits About Your Teeth

Here are 10 cool dental facts to help you wow your friends and family! You use your teeth to bite, chew, and maybe even engage in some ill-advised package opening. (Tsk, tsk.) Unless a tooth is bothering you, you probably don’t give them a second thought. But there is so much more to your chompers. […]

Caring for Your Child’s Growing Smile

Here are some tips for helping your child take care of their changing mouth. Children usually start losing their baby teeth around age six. By age twelve, most kids have all their adult teeth until their wisdom teeth begin to erupt in their late teens. The changes that happen to a child’s mouth over these […]

Which Toothpaste Is Best for My Child?

With so many toothpaste options on the market, how can you tell which is the best choice? Here are some tips to find the right toothpaste for your child. Getting your child to brush properly can be tough but making sure they have the right tools can be just as tricky. But when should you […]

Athletes and Tooth Decay: The Surprising Connection

During the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of our lives has taken a drastic turn. And while many activities grind to a halt, health-related conditions don’t always follow the same strategy. Dental problems often occur at the most inopportune time, and our current situation amplifies that challenge. The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines currently recommend that […]

What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them?

What Are Prophylactic Antibiotics and Do I Need Them? Sometimes dentists recommend a dose of antibiotic before dental treatment. Here’s why. You may have a family member or friend mention that they take a dose of antibiotics before dental procedures. Have you ever wondered why? Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. During certain dental procedures, […]

Don’t Be Fooled: Vaping Is Just as Dangerous as Cigarettes

People often think vaping and e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, but recent studies prove otherwise. Decades of research has shown how addictive and dangerous smoking and using tobacco products can be. In an attempt to quit, some people turn to vaping as a tobacco replacement. But recent studies show that vaping can cause the same […]

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